Thursday, September 16, 2010

Craft Show Adventures

Lori and I "did" Aiken's Makin', the fall craft fair in Aiken, South Carolina. We had a booth with our scarves, totes, handbags and market bags. It was a good weekend sales-wise (though we may need a few more good shows before we can retire to the Cayman Islands).

Unless you've worked a craft fair, you may not know how absolutely nutty things can get. The thing is, most of the people who make crafts and sell them at craft shows are, at heart, artists. You are likely to find an eclectic bunch of folks. Including the Bede Sisters. But at this show, I must say, I think the shoppers were more eccentric than the crafters. And that's saying something.

Things I saw:

  • Dogs in hats
  • Kids on leashes
  • A mullet, neatly held back in a ponytail
  • A group of about six adults, completely blocking the entrance to a booth (mine!), while they had a 15 minute conversation
Things I heard:

  • "Why that's nothing but crochet!"
  • "You know you can make a beach cover-up from four towels."
  • "I want to put my dog in it" -said just after purchasing one of my market bags!
  • "People aren't supposed to be using THAT trash can. It's owned by the city."

And the ever-popular

"I could make THAT." (I doubt it, but even if you can, we both know you won't.)

Thanks for letting me get that off my chest. Y'all are good listeners.

1 comment:

  1. LOL! I've often gone to see a craft show and thought "I can make that", but you are right - I never have. But it sure is fun to look :)